This Side of Paradise

  • by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Narrated by Kevin Theis
  • 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Amory Blaine inherited from his mother every trait, except the stray inexpressible few, that made him worth while. His father, an ineffectual, inarticulate man with a taste for Byron and a habit of drowsing over the Encyclopedia Britannica, grew wealthy at 30 through the death of two elder brothers, successful Chicago brokers, and in the first flush of feeling that the world was his, went to Bar Harbor and met Beatrice O'Hara. In consequence, Stephen Blaine handed down to posterity his height of just under six feet and his tendency to waver at crucial moments, these two abstractions appearing in his son Amory. For many years he hovered in the background of his family's life, an unassertive figure with a face half-obliterated by lifeless, silky hair, continually occupied in "taking care" of his wife, continually harassed by the idea that he didn't and couldn't understand her....

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A must have for the Fitzgerald fan

F. Scott Fitzgerald's first novel is a thinly veiled autobiographical story of his early years that anyone that is a fan of this literary genius and has that 1920's nostalgia must have. This audiobook allows you to simply listen and get lost in the story and time. Highly recommend!
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- higzip

Well Narrated Classic!

Would you listen to This Side of Paradise again? Why?

Yes, I believe Kevin did an exceptional job with this narration, and the plot is fantastic.


What did you like best about this story?

The different sort of style that is used to portray this piece... at times written with fictional narrative, poems, free style, narrative drama, etc


Which scene was your favorite?

When Amory falls in love with Connage...but the relationship collapses because he is not from wealth :(


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Nope, in two sittings. The narrator really made this piece a must listen!


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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-17-2017
  • Publisher: Atlantic Audio